Wendy is an experienced transformation consultant to organizations pursuing strategic change and improved organizational effectiveness. She specializes in helping leaders and organizations pivot from strategy development to implementation, with expertise in organizational design and development and strategic change. Using practical approaches to program management and planning, she assists clients to define a pathway through uncertainty in the sequencing and integration of transformational activities. Wendy excels at understanding the larger business and organizational context, and enabling powerful solutions that address the multi-layered challenges in today’s complex world. She believes that involving the internal networks in a change journey or organizational shift through co-design and prototyping is key to success.
Wendy has held internal transformation roles at Levi Strauss & Co. and Gap Inc., and HR and consulting roles in the technology, telecommunications, natural resources, and legal industries. She holds an MBA in International Management from Thunderbird School of Global Management, and a BA in Latin American Studies from the University of California.
Wendy is passionate about building agility and change resilience in individuals and adaptive organizations. She finds strength in cultivating mindfulness in today’s hyper-connected world. Her global focus has led her from the Arctic Circle to the Andes Mountains and points east and west, for business, education and pleasure. Based in San Francisco, she is currently learning how to integrate the rapidly evolving field of neuroscience into her client work and into her family system to better support her young daughter with learning differences.
“Wendy is thoughtful and analytical. I can trust that she will always deliver on her commitments. This makes her an ideal partner and advisor.”
~ Beto Guajardo - VP Global Strategy, Levi Strauss & Co.
Ashley Kechter - Senior Director, Inventory Management, Gap Inc.
"Wendy was a great partner to me during a complex change program at Gap Inc. She has excellent business acumen and deep expertise in change management. She quickly learned a new part of the business, and as a result our change deliverables were specific and actionable, and written in the language of our business."
Beto Guajardo - VP Global Strategy, Levi Strauss & Co.
"Wendy is an excellent partner. She is thoughtful and analytical, not quick to jump to conclusions. This is valuable in today’s complex and ambiguous situations. Her organizational and planning strengths result in high quality materials, and I can trust that she will always deliver on her commitments. She is highly ethical and is passionate about doing things well and doing them right. This makes her an ideal partner and advisor."
Beth MacLean - Senior Director HR, Gap Inc., and Director HR Levi Strauss & Co.
"I’ve known Wendy for over 10 years, and she’s fantastic. Her talents cross multiple dimensions, and I particularly value her ability to turn strategy into plans to truly mobilize and implement change. She starts with the strategic context and business outcomes, seeks to understand, and then drives forward. She thinks ahead, seeing things that others don’t. She perceives the entire system, and she teases out issues and opportunities that aren’t directly spoken. If you need to figure out the road ahead, the options and the sequence, call Wendy."
Audrey Finci - VP Business Transformation, Gap Inc., and Director HR Levi Strauss & Co.
"While we worked together at Levi Strauss & Co., Wendy was viewed as a “go to” person by key leaders for complex issue resolution through the lens of a deep and unbiased business perspective. Her persuasion and executive presentation skills are top-notch. She can effectively frame complex issues, bring leaders along the journey, and present thorough, logical, and fact-based rationales for recommendations. I experienced that the confidence she brought to the topic fostered calmness and trust among mid-level and senior executive leaders. I value Wendy’s contributions, values and humor and I would welcome working with her again."